Reader Reviews

Reader Review: The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin

Reader Review: The Immortalists – Chloe Benjamin

This book is one that had been on my ‘to be read’ list for quite some time so, upon finally seeing the novel in my local book warehouse, I was excited to get my hands on a copy and get ready it as soon as possible. From just the blurb of the book, it’s evident that the narrative is focused around an interesting, complex, and yet original premise that catches the attention of the person reading it and makes them want to explore it to a further extent. With a story that stands out so much, it’s no surprise that the book has gotten a lot of positive attention – and I’m here to only add to that further.

Reader Review: Am I Normal Yet? – Holly Bourne

Reader Review: Am I Normal Yet? – Holly Bourne

The title of this book is the main thing that first caught my attention due to the fact that it’s such a common and yet misinterpreted phase. My mind instantly went to the thought of ‘there’s no normal’, and I was quick to judge the book before actually getting more information about its plot and premise. However, after looking into the rough narrative of the book, I felt that it was one that deserved a shot, even if the title slightly made me hesitant in reading it. Once again, my hesitation could’ve prevented me from experiencing this incredible read.

Reader Review: The Miseducation Of Cameron Post – Emily M. Danford

Reader Review: The Miseducation Of Cameron Post – Emily M. Danford

I was completely taken off guard by this book. I was really skirting around this book just due to the fact that the look of it didn’t grab my attention. I don’t know why I thought the book wouldn’t be suited to me, but, whenever I found myself in a bookshop with the novel sitting on the shelf in front of me, I’d turn away. However, this changed when I actually took the time to read the blurb of the book and completely felt like kicking my own ass for overlooking it. So, naturally, I made sure to grab a copy as soon as I was able to so that I finally could experience this book I was eyeing and wondering about for so long. 

Reader Review: The Cruel Prince – Holly Black

Reader Review: The Cruel Prince – Holly Black

Lately, it seems that this book has been all the rage – I’ve been spotting it featured on recommended lists across an array of different literature sites and book blogs and I’ve seen the mass of positive reviews pour in. As more and more people continuously provided good feedback on the first installation of this new series, I knew that I had to grab the book when I saw it during a trip to a local bookstore. I had skimmed the blurb previously, though, admittedly, I went into reading without knowing much about the plot at all – I hadn’t even known what the genre actually was. Needless to say, I was incredibly caught off-guard and endlessly impressed. 

Reader Review: Discontents: The Disappearance Of A Young Radical – James Wallace Birch

Reader Review: Discontents: The Disappearance Of A Young Radical – James Wallace Birch

As soon as I received an email from author James Wallace Birch, I knew that his book was one that was going to capture my attention. He made the story sound interesting and captivating from the get-go without giving away the details of the plot or the characters themselves, and so I knew the read would be one that I wanted to experience for myself. As a fan of books that look into society and the issues that the world has faced throughout different time periods, I knew that I would be happy to read and review the book after the author described it as ‘contemporary fiction’.

Reader Review: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Series – Jenny Han

Reader Review: To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before Series – Jenny Han

I was firstly introduced to this series when looking for books to read to complete the categories featured in Book Riot’s ‘Read Harder 2018’. After seeing the series on a number of recommended lists, and even though the series and the premise didn’t really grab my attention, I wanted to give it the benefit of the doubt because I truly had seen a lot of good things being said about it. That being said, I picked up the first book and finished it the next day – so I think that speaks for itself.

Reader Review: Always And Forever, Lara Jean – Jenny Han

Reader Review: Always And Forever, Lara Jean – Jenny Han

I knew that I was going to read this book after finishing off the previous two in the series and reviewing them in a fairly good light. Therefore, it only made sense for me to grab a hold of a copy of the last book and give it a give it the read that I think it deserved, even if I still maintain that the genre and storyline isn’t the type of thing that I would usually find myself leaning towards.

Reader Review: Queen Of Corona – Ro Esterhazy

Reader Review: Queen Of Corona – Ro Esterhazy

I was emailed a while ago by Ro Esterhazy asking if I would be interested in completing a review of her book Queen Of Corona’. Thinking that the premise of the novel sounded interesting and wanting to expand my own reading preferences to explore more new authors, I happily accepted her request and added her book to my ‘to be read’ list.

Reader Review: The Loneliest Girl In The Universe – Lauren James

Reader Review: The Loneliest Girl In The Universe – Lauren James

Despite seeing this book throughout numerous bookstore trips and knowing that it had good reviews, I was still hesitant to purchase it due to the fact that the premise didn’t necessarily stand out to me. I thought the idea was good, but I thought that it could – potentially – get boring because how can you make a riveting story out of it? Though I grabbed a copy for the hell of it after seeing it recommended yet again and, now, that I’ve finished the book, let me tell you that boy, I was wrong as hell in my hesitation.

Reader Review: A Mark Unwilling – Candace Wondrak

Reader Review: A Mark Unwilling – Candace Wondrak

Recently, I was contacted by Candace Wondrak inquiring as to whether or not I would be interested in honestly reviewing her just-published novel ‘A Mark Unwilling’. After reading through the synopsis she sent me and instantly taking an interest in the sound of the book, I happily accepted the request. The blurb of the book itself tells you that the story is going to be a hell of a ride, but I found that I was still rather taken off guard at certain points. At first, I thought the book would be a great suit for me, and I found that it did indeed fit into my preferred genres, though it wasn’t all to my personal taste.